Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Oct 2009 12:07 UTC
Linux I'm in a bit of a pickle here. I have an Atom 330-based tiny computer which I use as my HTPC. It performed its job fine running Windows 7 and Boxee, and over the past few months, it ran Mac OS X Leopard with Plex. Now, however, I want to try Linux as an HTPC operating system, but I kind of ran into a roadblock there with Ubuntu 9.10 - so the question is: what is a good HTPC Linux distribution?
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RE: 64bit
by baron on Fri 30th Oct 2009 14:53 UTC in reply to "64bit"
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Definitively give 64-bit a shot. I have an Intel board with the same chipset for a media backend, and it runs ubuntu-server-amd64 without a hitch.

You could also give the netinstall (mini.iso) a shot.

Finally, try unplugging the sound card during install. It should not make a difference, but there is a chance that that card's module is causing your problems.

Another thing to consider: If you are using your HTPC as a mythtv backend, you may want to stick to 9.04. Karmic has updated the mythtv packages to 0.22, and they are not backwards compatible.

Edit: Posted before reading the RE[2]: 64bit. Still, consider unplugging the sound card.

Also, do you have a chance of checking the error logs? It would help narrow down the issue.

Finally, I know you said it ran ok on Win7, but have you run memtest?

Edited 2009-10-30 14:58 UTC

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